Tomorrow morning may bring the opening clashes of Europe’s largest inter-university sports competition, but for some it brings the latest battle in the war for York’s hits and clicks.
In 2007, only Nouse provided round-the-clock coverage of the event, while in 2008 crack teams from both Nouse and EasyNews made the trip across the Pennines to cover the event in real-time. This year, Vision Online will complete the triplet. OR WILL THEY…?
As I type, Grant Bradley – YUSU Presidential also-ran and X-Factor wannabee – is in the Vision office across the corridor with Editor Mike Regan (who told me today that he “probably will not run for Editorship again” – leaving the door open for Pearse and Hewitt, one imagines) putting the finishing touches to their Beta site.
Bradley, however, admitted his worries to OTR about the timeframe involved in switching the domain name www.yorkvision.co.uk from YUSU to Vision. Without the domain, the site will either have to run from grantbradley.co.uk – where it currently resides – or not at all.
Grant didn’t look too positive as Webmeister Northwood explained their rather precarious time situation. Nouse.co.uk will be live from 0930 with a brand-spanking blog system that will blow your mind. No refreshing needed. It’s wonderfully sexy.
The Official Roses 09 site has accidentally gone live as well – a couple of hours early. Looking good. Let’s hope the York side of the cup fills up first.
Let the blogging commence…